The Pacific Northwest clubs of the HEMA Alliance are excited to host the 2013 Gathering in Seattle, Washington, August 23-25. This year, we will be taking advantage of a great venue, Seattle Pacific University, conveniently located in central Seattle nearby downtown, Fremont, Ballard, and other great neighborhoods! We have a great slate of workshops and tournaments planned! Register now and reserve your room on campus!
- When and where
- August 23-25 at Seattle Pacific University. This location offers economical dorm housing, included meals, a beautiful gym, and outdoor park spaces fronted on the Lake Washington Ship Canal for training. SPU is close to fun Seattle neighborhoods such as Fremont, Ballard, Queen Anne, Belltown, and the Elliot Bay waterfront.
- What’s going on?
- Workshops by guest instructors including Steaphen Fick of Davenriche European Martial Artes School, Kevin Murakoshi of Sacramento Sword School, and Jesse Kulla of Chicago Swordplay Guild. Tournaments will include invitational steel longsword, nylon longsword, single stick, and ringen. We have a great slate of Pacific Northwest instructors as well. Socializing, sparring, and learning together at a beautiful Seattle location.
- Pricing and Registration
- All inclusive fee with lodging and meals, by March 31: $280. As of April 1 – $300. As of May 1 – $325. Price includes dormitory lodging Friday and Saturday evening, and meals from Friday lunch through Sunday lunch. Various pricing options available. REGISTER NOW.
- The gathering started in 2010 as an event for Pacific Northwest HEMA Alliance member affiliates and groups in the Pacific Northwest to not only meet and train with one another, but also to grow as a community. There were a dozen participants at that time. 2011 had a bigger venue overlooking the Pacific Ocean, more than doubling the number of participants and adding instructors. In 2012 a larger venue was chosen in Leavenworth, Wa again doubling the participants, and adding nationally known instructors and vendors. We hope to continue to grow and attract participants and instructors from outside the region. As always participants from ANY location or affiliation are invited to register and participate.